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“Catholic cathedrals in Ireland are monuments to our imitative instincts and conservative distrust of artistic originality. There are examples of new church architecture but in general, Church authorities remained faithful to the Middle Ages and refused to abandon medieval architecture. It is therefore understandable that in 1949 when the building of Galway Cathedral was commissioned, it should have been conceived in a hybrid Romanesque style. In 1959, the foundation stone was laid and on August 15, 1965, the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas was dedicated by Cardinal Cushing. In December that year the Vatican Council solemnly ended its revolutionary document The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy which rendered the shape, style, arrangement, and setting of such buildings obsolete and anachronistic. This building was almost an object lesson in insularity. It is clear from the late Bishop of Galway’s instructions that for him art can be no more than decoration, an illustration of scripture or a clearly formulated theology. Art is never an original source, a spiritual revelation, a doing of theology.”
Sherry FitzGerald is offering No 12 Seabury, Barna, to the market for sale by private treaty. Seabury is located within the exclusive gated development of Barna Demesne and is situated approximately 1.5 miles from Salthill and one mile from Barna.
THE GALWAY Pride Festival begins today, ushering in a weekend of music, dance, fancy dress, family fun, talks, youth events, and the annual parade, and in addition to the announced programme more events have been added.
Our photograph was taken on June 5, 1927 from the platform of a Cumann na nGaedheal election rally in Eyre Square. The crowd (almost entirely male), “looked voters every one”. In the background you can see the Browne Doorway and the Railway Hotel.
There is lots to look forward to during this year’s Galway Pride Festival which takes place next weekend. The entertainment begins on Thursday August 13 with Pride Youth Day, which is an alcohol free event in Fr Burke Park and features plenty of amenities for under 18s. The official launch of the festival takes place on Thursday evening in Monroe’s Live at 8pm with all the community invited. Well known local band The Cozy Cartel will provide entertainment on the night with finger food and wine to be served.
THERE IS lots to look forward to during this year's Galway Pride Festival which takes place next weekend. The entertainment begins on Thursday August 13 with Pride Youth Day, which is an alcohol free event in Fr Burke Park and features plenty of amenities for under 18s.
The GLUAS working group, which has been campaigning for a light rail system in Galway since 2007, has made a submission to Galway City Council outlining its disapointment with the proposals for a new Galway bypass.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9 1945, a Peace event to commemorate the 200,000 men, women, and children who perished, will be held in Galway.
The cost of maintaining 14 public toilets across Galway county is almost double that of maintaining 15 public facilities in the city. Figures released by Galway County Council reveal the full cost of operating the toilets in 2014 was €298,226, while data released by the city council show the total cost to maintain its public facilities in 2014 amounted to just over €158,000.
Sherry FitzGerald is offering for sale Meall an Iolra, Revagh Road, Salthill, a quality four bed detached two storey residence on a mature 0.12 hectare (0.3 acre) site in a prime location in old Salthill. Built circa 1960, this house has remained in the ownership of the current owners since that date. Revagh Road is a quiet tree-lined road which runs parallel to the Promenade in the heart of old Salthill.